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by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home Inventory App
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Home Inventory App

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (home inventory).
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Updated: Personal Finance Advice for New PhD
Replies: 29
Views: 1631

Re: Updated: Personal Finance Advice for New PhD

bwn - In order to give appropriate advice, it's best to keep all the information in one spot. They may seem like separate discussions, but they're all related to your portfolio. We need to see everything together to make sure we point you in the right direction. If you have any questions, ask them h...
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to approach kid’s middle school / high school / college decisions?
Replies: 39
Views: 3312

Re: How to approach kid’s middle school / high school / college decisions?

I removed an off-topic post and several replies regarding ethnicity. The discussion was derailed.

Please stay focused on the education and consumer issues aspects (where to live).


This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum.
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Myths of international investing - Fidelity
Replies: 124
Views: 7761

Re: Myths of international investing - Fidelity

I removed some off-topic comments. The interchange is starting to get contentious. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette Discussions are about issues, not people. If you disagree with an idea, go ahead and marshal all your forces against it. But do not confuse ideas with the person posting them. At...
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: It's Not Different This Time
Replies: 372
Views: 38193

Re: It's Not Different This Time

At a member's request, the coronavirus interchange has been removed. The main intent of the post must be on topic, which is investing.

This thread is unlocked to continue the discussion.
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: How to get company 401K matching after maxed out
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

Re: How to get company 401K matching after maxed out

Discussions of dishonest behavior or bypassing the law is totally unacceptable. I removed a post suggesting an approach for excess Roth 401(k) contributions that may not be detected in IRS tax forms - unless the IRS catches you in an audit. This is tax evasion. Update: The member has clarified that...
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Never Ever Rebalance Bonds into Stocks?
Replies: 178
Views: 12148

Re: Never Ever Rebalance Bonds into Stocks?

I removed a post and reply that got into a contentious disagreement. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette This is a moderated forum. We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones. Discussions are...
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 2144
Views: 227246

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

DW and I also finished "Secrets and Lies" - the Australian original series, not the ABC reboot. Very binge worthy and relatively short. Keeps you guessing until the end and at one point, the crime could have been committed by any of them! FYI- a number of the cast members also were involved in "Rak...
by LadyGeek
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5801
Views: 1383286

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I removed a post containing images which compared Ringo Starr to a political figure.
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: At what networth is okay to splurge on a 200k car ? (Tesla roadster)
Replies: 159
Views: 10191

Re: At what networth is okay to splurge on a 200k car ? (Tesla roadster)

This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted). See: Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies may be added) when a violation of posting policy has occurred. Occasionally, even if there are no overt violations of posting policy, a topic (or ...
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Introducing the Bogleheads Speaker Series
Replies: 11
Views: 1208

Re: Introducing the Bogleheads Speaker Series

I'm looking forward to the series.

On an administrative note, I've locked the prior announcement 2020 Bogleheads Conference Update and redirected the discussion here.

This thread is now a sticky at the top of the forum. (The prior thread is no longer a sticky.)
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2020 Bogleheads Conference Update
Replies: 75
Views: 11102

Re: 2020 Bogleheads Conference Update

The 2020 Bogleheads Conference has been announced in a different form. See: Introducing the Bogleheads Speaker Series

(This thread is locked to redirect the discussion.)
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla battery day.
Replies: 69
Views: 5700

Re: Tesla battery day.

I removed an off-topic post and several replies. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette This is a moderated forum. We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones. ...At all times we must conduct our...
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Help my try to rationalize why I should ignore Nasdaq
Replies: 39
Views: 2181

Re: Help my try to rationalize why I should ignore Nasdaq

This thread is now in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (general discussion).

argonautI, Welcome!
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PC Build Thread 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 9830

Re: PC Build Thread 2020

I, too, am eagerly anticipating Cyberpunk 2077. I saw an article that said that the stated system requirements will only get you passable performance and you'd need even more power to get a good experience. This concerned me, since my computer is six years old (at least the CPU/mobo and GPU)! Curre...
by LadyGeek
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Possible Relocation to Columbus, OH Area
Replies: 46
Views: 3186

Re: Possible Relocation to Columbus, OH Area

This is a "No politics" forum. I removed an off-topic comment regarding political party preferences for Ohio. As a reminder, see: Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious posts and comments are prohibited. The only excepti...
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: VTWAX [Roth IRA - Three-funds to Two-funds]
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: VTWAX [Roth IRA - Three-funds to Two-funds]

Mario2222 - In order to give appropriate advice, it's best to keep all the information in one spot (regardless of who it's for).

I locked your similar question (VTSAX & VTWAX) so we can discuss it here.

If you have any questions, ask them in this thread.
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: VTSAX & VTWAX
Replies: 25
Views: 2681

Re: VTSAX & VTWAX

The OP is asking a similar question here: VTWAX [Roth IRA - Three-funds to Two-funds]

(Thread locked to redirect the discussion.)
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PC Build Thread 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 9830

Re: PC Build Thread 2020

We just bought almost 600 of these, which are rated for 810w and have true sine wave output: https://www.apc.com/shop/us/en/products/Back-UPS-PRO-BR-1350VA-SineWave-10-Outlets-2-USB-Charging-Ports-AVR-LCD-interface/P-BR1350MS They run about $180. Thanks! The APC product selector didn't find that mo...
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PC Build Thread 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 9830

Re: PC Build Thread 2020

We just bought almost 600 of these, which are rated for 810w and have true sine wave output: https://www.apc.com/shop/us/en/products/Back-UPS-PRO-BR-1350VA-SineWave-10-Outlets-2-USB-Charging-Ports-AVR-LCD-interface/P-BR1350MS They run about $180. Thanks! The APC product selector didn't find that mo...
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: Moving part of nest egg to Euro [Germany ex-pat in US]
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Moving part of nest egg to Euro [Germany ex-pat in US]

Welcome! I moved your post to the Non-US Investing forum, which attracts members with the experience to answer your questions. I have also retitled your thread.
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-US Chapters
Topic: Russia Bogleheads Local Chapter
Replies: 23
Views: 2362

Re: Russia Bogleheads Local Chapter

This is very good news. Congratulations! :beer
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Captive Insurance [Can you pay yourself a salary and open a 401(k)?]
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Captive Insurance [Can you pay yourself a salary and open a 401(k)?]

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (insurance). I also retitled the thread for clarity.
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 2988
Views: 1906496

Re: The Three-Fund Portfolio

No worries, it's all part of the learning process. It sometimes takes a few posts to figure out what to do.
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 2988
Views: 1906496

Re: The Three-Fund Portfolio

manlymatt83 - You're asking a general question about asset allocation for private / alternative investments (how to classify it). May I suggest you start a new thread in this forum?

If you need help managing your portfolio, start a thread in the Personal Investments forum.
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Myths of international investing - Fidelity
Replies: 124
Views: 7761

Re: Myths of international investing - Fidelity

The discussion is getting contentious regarding a member's position. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones. ...At all times we must conduct ourselves ...
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Total Stock Market Index vs. ETF pricing [Vanguard mutual fund vs. ETF]
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: Total Stock Market Index vs. ETF pricing [Vanguard mutual fund vs. ETF]

I merged BoogyBogle's thread into the on-going discussion. The combined thread is in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum (theory).

Regarding dividends, new investors should see the wiki: Why did my fund unexpectedly drop in value
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PC Build Thread 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 9830

Re: PC Build Thread 2020

This is the start of the Gen 4.0 PCIe SSDs. Here's Samsung's version: The Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD Review: A Spirit of Hope I thinking waiting a few weeks for the Zen 3 products has additional benefit, as this is the start of an SSD price war. It's the "Second wave" as described in the article. ...
by LadyGeek
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PC Build Thread 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 9830

Re: PC Build Thread 2020

I just realized that I haven't considered my UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) for the new build. The UPS I have now was purchased several years ago and sized for my prior homebrew PC. I only need to keep it powered long enough to perform a clean shutdown. I currently have the APC Power-Saving Back...
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PC Build Thread 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 9830

Re: PC Build Thread 2020

Yes, I also enjoy doing the research. If you think the Zen 3 is "close enough" to release, I can wait a few weeks and research Zen 3. I'll continue to fine-tune my spreadsheet for source (Amazon or Newegg) and pricing - US warranty is mandatory. The spreadsheet also contains my software migration pl...
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: International Correlation with the US and Struggling to Pick EM/ International
Replies: 33
Views: 1723

Re: International Correlation with the US and Struggling to Pick EM/ International

I removed an off-topic post. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette
At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner to other posters. Attacks on individuals, insults, name calling, trolling, baiting or other attempts to sow dissension are not acceptable.
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads knows how many Echo devices I have
Replies: 66
Views: 3073

Re: Bogleheads knows how many Echo devices I have

^^^ Sorry, but the Amazon smile program goes to the John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy. The Bogle Center then provides funds to the site. See: Supporting the Bogleheads I don't know about Alexa, but google can now answer the question. Google search as how many echo device do i have boglehea...
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is anyone waiting until after the election?
Replies: 145
Views: 12905

Re: Is anyone waiting until after the election?

This discussion is about timing the market relative to the upcoming federal elections. Please stay focused on the investing aspects.
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads knows how many Echo devices I have
Replies: 66
Views: 3073

Re: Bogleheads knows how many Echo devices I have

I don't have an Echo, but a Google Search shows that Alexa is indeed tracking you.

I'm betting your browser history is somehow connected to Amazon. This site has nothing to do with it.

Try clearing your Alexa voice history: Review Your Alexa Voice History
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads knows how many Echo devices I have
Replies: 66
Views: 3073

Re: Bogleheads knows how many Echo devices I have

Welcome! That would freak me out too, as you are a new member and the username is not anywhere in this forum (until now). Do you surf this forum much? I'm wondering if your browser's search history is somehow captured and fed back to Alexa. Try clearing your browser's cache. FYI - Clearing the brows...
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Community property with right of survivorship
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Community property with right of survivorship

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (property rights).
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PC Build Thread 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 9830

Re: PC Build Thread 2020

^^^ You're welcome. The unspoken part of this process is that you need to plan this out. Not only for the hardware, but the software as well. You'll need an operating system, for example. Are you using one from another hard drive? You'll need to migrate the license (discussed earlier). Or, purchase ...
by LadyGeek
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 2144
Views: 227246

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

The Boys, Season 2, on Amazon prime. I thought the first season was better.
by LadyGeek
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PC Build Thread 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 9830

Re: PC Build Thread 2020

Your case is getting excellent reviews, so let's look elsewhere. Start with the same approach as I did. Look for your case in Logical Increments . Let's first look at your CPU choice. OK, the Ryzen 7 3700X is an awesome CPU, but look where it appears in the list - "Outstanding". Not only is the comp...
by LadyGeek
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is your favorite reasonably priced bourbon?
Replies: 207
Views: 22445

Re: What is your favorite reasonably priced bourbon?

Out of what is available everywhere, I like both Maker's and Knob Creek. In the northeast, I thought Berkshire Bourbon was a great deal. It was fantastic in an old fashioned sweetened with maple syrup instead of the conventional sugar or simple. Driftless Glen makes a good bourbon in Wisconsin, alt...
by LadyGeek
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PC Build Thread 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 9830

Re: PC Build Thread 2020

Case - I went with a mid-tower case and checked that it can fit the CPU fan, power supply, and graphics card. I really like the design - it's well-built. I went with the full metal cover, as I don't intend it as a showcase and don't have to worry about breaking glass if anything accidentally bumps ...
by LadyGeek
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PC Build Thread 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 9830

Re: PC Build Thread 2020

First - If I'm wrong on anything, feel free to dig in. I appreciate the feedback. - RAM - As noted by dwc13 in this post , it is critical to match your memory to the motherboard chipset and CPU. It turns out that the memory recommended in the Logical Increments build guide used an incorrect part num...
by LadyGeek
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PC Build Thread 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 9830

Re: PC Build Thread 2020

Here's my preliminary build configuration. I made my CPU and GPU choices before I saw what was posted in the thread. CPU - AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Cooling - Noctua NH-U12S AM4 GPU - Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060S Motherboard - ASUS AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi) RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) ...
by LadyGeek
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Why is this portfolio wrong?
Replies: 55
Views: 3642

Re: Why is this portfolio wrong?

I removed a contentious post and reply. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones. ...At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner to oth...
by LadyGeek
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PC Build Thread 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 9830

Re: PC Build Thread 2020

That reminds me - if I end up just recycling my existing 2.5" SSD, do I need to do a fresh install of Windows, or can I deactivate the key on my old PC, move it to the new motherboard, then re-activate it on the new PC without having to reinstall everything? Or is it better to do a fresh install re...
by LadyGeek
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is this guy trying to scam me on a car I'm selling?
Replies: 172
Views: 13727

Re: Is this guy trying to scam me on a car I'm selling?

The OP has supplied an update: Update to closed topic as requested by a few posters. Both the people mentioned had expressed interest in coming on the weekend for the car. The second guy drove a rental up from South Carolina and we met near a Bank of America on Saturday morning. He was a 40ish gentl...
by LadyGeek
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PC Build Thread 2020
Replies: 152
Views: 9830

Re: PC Build Thread 2020

Not a problem, this is a general thread for anyone building a PC. It's not so much the case temperature, but the temperature in the CPU, graphics card, and power supply. Each of those is regulated based on their individual loading. The sum of which is dumped into the case. For heat management, you n...
by LadyGeek
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Challenging a physician's bill
Replies: 82
Views: 5311

Re: Challenging a physician's bill

I removed an off-topic rant about the health care system. This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted). See: Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies may be added) when a violation of posting policy has occurred. Occasionally, even if the...
by LadyGeek
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Purchasing Insurance (Life vs Term) for cancer
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: Purchasing Insurance (Life vs Term) for cancer

I removed a comment and reply regarding medical information about cancer (advice that may not be accurate). See: Medical Issues Questions on medical issues are beyond the scope of the forum. If you are looking for medical information online, I suggest you start with the Medical Library Association'...